I’m sailing on the Partner ship
through ever-changing seas
at times a raging storm blows up
then breaks to blissful peace:
At least half-way around the world
this Partner ship has carried
me far, to lands and dreams untold
where often I have tarried
to learn the tongues of foreign lands,
adapting to the changes
of life bound in by wedding bands
yet free, as my heart ranges:
The mountain heights, the valleys low
the shifting golden sands
warmed by Saharan winds that blow
from distant desert-lands.
But never once, upon this ship
have I been left alone
though desperate, isolation’s grip
has never been my home.
And so I thank my Partnership
for carrying me this far
until my life is done, I hope
to sail beneath its star.
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This one’s dedicated to the one I love. I think that’s all I need to say.